Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quick catchup...

Wow, a full month and no posts. I knew that I was behind, but didn't think it was that bad. Part of it is because I update so much on Facebook that my brain thinks I've posted here also... wrong! I wonder if I set an alarm on my phone if it will remind me to post to the blog? We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best! Anyway, here goes the super-quick rundown...

Margy's quilt... ooh la la! This quilt turned out awesome!

And then there was Jeri's "Ramblin' Rose of Jamestown", pretty soon I'll be able to quilt one of these blindfolded... maybe I'll try that when I get to mine!

There were a few other small items and a LOT of work on my next show quilt. Sorry, no pictures of that for now -- it is much too early in the design and layout process. But one day, maybe soon.

Oh, almost forgot... this afternoon I worked on stitching out some feather designs that I had been doodling on paper for awhile. Here's a peek at those...
Okay, that's about it for now -- I promise I'll post again before too long!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oliver is done!

Wow, this moment has been a long time coming. I have finally finished my owl project from the week long Design and Construction Retreat I participated in last September taught by Sharon Schamber. I beat my deadline by just a few days! And I must admit, I'm not completely done. I still have to square it, block it, and then bind it! But I am close enough to say woohoo it is done!

I would have already started blocking it but, I want to take it to guild tomorrow night for show and tell! I hardly ever have show and tell -- perhaps because it takes me forever to finish things! But I must share Oliver -- I think he turned out awesome!

The last post about Oliver was back in April, you can find it here. Once you're at that post you can also view 9 other posts if you want to follow Oliver's history.

Oh, I almost forgot... for those that follow on Facebook you have already seen oodles and oodles of in process photos. But for those that only follow here if you want to see more of the in process photos, you can click on the Creative Longarm Quilting Facebook fan page logo to the right and that will take you there. Then under Photos, click on Owl Project (aka Oliver) and you will see all of the photos.

Either way -- thanks for following along and watching Oliver's growth from just a photo to a beautiful art quilt. Here is the original photo next to the finished quilt...

Again, thanks for following along!